Latin American Liberation Theology

This work traces the distinct developments of liberation thought through the decades, and is crucial to understanding liberation theology and its legacies.

Latin American Liberation Theology

Author: David Tombs

Publisher: Brill Academic Pub

ISBN:

Page: 334

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David Tombs offers an accessible introduction to the theological challenges raised by Latin American Liberation from its emergence in the 1960s to its 'decade of crisis' in the 1990s. This work traces the distinct developments of liberation thought through the decades, and is crucial to understanding liberation theology and its legacies. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.

Liberation Theology

Now, using the plainspoken approach that made his Inside Central America the indispensable book on current affairs in the region, Phillip Berryman traces the origins, spread, and impact of liberation theology.

Liberation Theology

Author: Phillip Berryman

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307831604

Page: 240

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Liberation theology has become an essential component of almost every major debate over Latin America today. It has changed the face of political life in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Haiti; contributed to the rise of “people power” in the Philippines; even played a role in the growing discontent of debt-plagued Brazil. Now, using the plainspoken approach that made his Inside Central America the indispensable book on current affairs in the region, Phillip Berryman traces the origins, spread, and impact of liberation theology. He shows how its proponents have radically reinterpreted basic Biblical themes (such as the Creation and the Exodus) from the perspective of the poor and isenfranchised. By not asking “What must I believe?” but rather “What is to be done?” they make a direct connection between religious beliefs and political life.

Liberation Theology for Armchair Theologians

Expertly written by De La Torre and accompanied by Ron Hill's illustrations, this book will serve as a primary text for those who may have little knowledge of or have never heard of liberation theology.

Liberation Theology for Armchair Theologians

Author: MIGUEL DE LA TORRE

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664238130

Page: 168

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In this helpful addition to the Armchair Theologians series, Miguel A. De La Torre provides a concise overview of the global religious movement known as liberation theology that focuses on defining the major themes of this movement, as well as dispelling some common misconceptions. Liberation theology attempts to reflect upon the divine as understood from the poor, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised. The key figures, historical developments, and interfaith manifestations are all explored in this thorough introduction. Expertly written by De La Torre and accompanied by Ron Hill's illustrations, this book will serve as a primary text for those who may have little knowledge of or have never heard of liberation theology.

Latin American Liberation Theology

Latin American liberation theology was one of the most important theological developments of the 20th century. This text looks at what has happened in the past decade.

Latin American Liberation Theology

Author: Ivan Petrella

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 177

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Latin American liberation theology was one of the most important theological developments of the 20th century. This text looks at what has happened in the past decade.

Latin American Theology

Maria Clara Bingemer, a key protagonist in the development of Latin American theology, provides a succinct summary of this history and its distinctive elements.

Latin American Theology

Author: Maria Clara Bingemer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781626981843

Page: 144

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A succinct history of Latin American theology and its elements, rooted in the experience and perspective of those on the margins, by a key protagonist in its development.

A Common Journey

A Common Journey provides the first comprehensive critical comparison of two of theology's most influential movements: Black theology in the United States (BTUSA) and Latin American liberation theology (LALT).

A Common Journey

Author: George C. L. Cummings

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1608992055

Page: 214

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A Common Journey provides the first comprehensive critical comparison of two of theology's most influential movements: Black theology in the United States (BTUSA) and Latin American liberation theology (LALT). The near-simultaneous emergence and growth of these two movements is only the most obvious of the similarities between them. More importantly, both have fostered a new theology from the perspective of the disenfranchised, the powerless, and the oppressed.

Liberation Theology

In the past twenty-five years, liberation theology has emerged as one of the most influential, challenging, and controversial movements in modern theology.

Liberation Theology

Author: Curt Cadorette

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1592446736

Page: 318

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In the past twenty-five years, liberation theology has emerged as one of the most influential, challenging, and controversial movements in modern theology. Whether in its Asian, African, Latin American, or African-American forms, liberation theology has undertaken to reexamine the dimensions of Christian faith from the perspective of the marginalized and oppressed. Here, at last, is a collection of readings from a cross-section of the world's leading exponents of liberation theology, designed to offer an overview of liberation theology and its central themes. Topics included are methodology, christology, ecclesiology, and spirituality. Each chapter includes a helpful introduction and questions for discussion, making this an ideal introductory text for students, as well as scholars and other general readers. Contributors: Maria Pilar Aquino Tissa Balasuriya Dominique Barbe Clodovis Boff Leonardo Boff Ernesto Cardenal Chung Hyun Kyung James H. Cone Jean-Marc Ela Ivone Gebara Gustavo Gutierrez Mary Hunt Sallie McFague Mary John Mananzan Carlos Mesters Anne Nasimiyu-Wasike Sun Ai Park Jon Sobrino Charles Villa-Vicencio Yong Ting Jin

Liberation Theology at the Crossroads

Sigmund considers the movement's origins in political circumstances in, Latin America; provides case studies of its role in Chile, Brazil, El Salvador, and Nicaragua; and critically examines the thought of the major liberation theologians ...

Liberation Theology at the Crossroads

Author: Paul E. Sigmund

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 019507274X

Page: 257

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Liberation theology originated in Catholic Latin America at the end of the 1960s in response to prevalent conditions of poverty and oppression. Its basic tenet was that it is the primary duty of the church to seek to promote social and economic justice. Since that time it has grown in influence, spreading to other areas of the Third World, along with bitter controversy about its ties to Marxist ideology and violent revolution. Drawing on both English and Spanish sources, this critical study examines the history, method, and doctrines of liberation theology. Sigmund considers the movement's origins in political circumstances in Latin America and provides case studies of its role in such events as the revolution and counter-revolution in Chile, and in the revolutionary movements in El Salvador and Nicaragua. Examining the thought of major liberation theologians, as well as the critical responses of the Vatican, Sigmund shows that liberation theology is a complex phenomenon, comprising a variety of kinds and degrees of radicalism. He discerns a general trend away from the Marxist rhetoric that has often characterized the movement in the past and towards the kind of grassroots populist reform typified by the Basic Christian Communities Movement.

Beyond Liberation Theology

Ivan Petrella provides a bold new interpretation of liberation theology's present state and future possibilities.

Beyond Liberation Theology

Author: Ivan Petrella

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 0334041341

Page: 176

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Ivan Petrella provides a bold new interpretation of liberation theology's present state and future possibilities. In so doing, he challenges a number of established pieties: Instead of staying within the accepted norm of examining liberation theologies individually as if they were closed worlds, he dares develop a framework that tackles Latin American, Black, Womanist, and Hispanic/Latino(a) theologies together; instead of succumbing to the fashionable identity politics that rules liberationist discourse, he places poverty at the forefront of concern; instead of seeking to carve out a small space for theology in a secular world, he shows that only an expansive understanding of liberation theology can deal with contemporary challenges. The end result is a wake-up call for liberation theologians everywhere and a radical new direction for liberation theology itself.

The Origins and Early Development of Liberation Theology in Latin America

In this volume, Eddy Jose Muskus provides an academic analysis of the roots of liberation theology, challenging the claim that it arose from the Latin American poor and maintaining instead that its fundamental tenets had their origin in ...

The Origins and Early Development of Liberation Theology in Latin America

Author: Eddy José Muskus

Publisher: Authentic Media

ISBN:

Page: 296

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In this volume, Eddy Jose Muskus provides an academic analysis of the roots of liberation theology, challenging the claim that it arose from the Latin American poor and maintaining instead that its fundamental tenets had their origin in Europe. Muskus argues further that the writings of the 16th century Bartolome de Las Casas have been misinterpreted and misused by liberation theologians such as Gutierrez. Liberation theology, says the author, has exposed the failure of Catholicism to provide a moral framework within the fabric of Latin American society. Also, contrary to the claims of liberation theology, Muskus argues that there is no biblical foundation for a preferential option for the poor.

A Preference for the Poor

A Preference for the Poor tells the story of Latin American Liberation Theology in a succinct and scholarly, yet readable way.

A Preference for the Poor

Author: Manfred K. Bahmann

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761830535

Page: 102

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A Preference for the Poor tells the story of Latin American Liberation Theology in a succinct and scholarly, yet readable way. Author Manfred Bahmann highlights the emphases of major Latin American liberation theologians; the rise of military dictatorships; the pope's course correction in his 1975 encyclica "Evangelii Nuntiandi," fleshed out at the 1979 Latin American Episcopal Council (CELAM) conference in Puebla; and the movement's decline with the collapse of world Marxism. Following a description of the phenomenal growth of Pentecostalism on the traditionally Roman Catholic continent, Dr. Bahmann posits a Protestant view of a new Liberation Theology built on a spiritual foundation for Christian believers within a world of global capitalism.

The Political Theory of Liberation Theology

Discusses the religious and political context of liberation theology, the state of the Latin American economy, Marxist-Christian tensions, and the ethics of reform

The Political Theory of Liberation Theology

Author: John R. Pottenger

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791401187

Page: 264

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Discusses the religious and political context of liberation theology, the state of the Latin American economy, Marxist-Christian tensions, and the ethics of reform

Gustavo Gutierrez

Here is a definitive introduction to liberation theology through the life and work of its most significant proponent, Gustavo Gutierrez.

Gustavo Gutierrez

Author: Robert McAfee Brown

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620329026

Page: 248

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Here is a definitive introduction to liberation theology through the life and work of its most significant proponent, Gustavo Gutierrez. Robert McAfee Brown draws extensively on Gutierrez's own writings (some never published in English) and on personal conversations with him. Brown clearly and compellingly presents the basics of liberation theology and the differences between North American and Latin American theologies. The form of Gustavo Gutierrez is that of a drama. Brown's initial "program notes" introduce and situate the "author," the "actors," the "critics." He sets the stage with a history of church and state in Latin America and introduces its definitive figures, themes, and milestones. A collective biography of Gutierrez's spiritual predecessors is followed by a biography of Gutierrez himself, which takes critical account of his works. Then we are ready, dramatically and theologically, to move to the first act: that of commitment to the poor. The second act, in two scenes, explores first liberation theology's method of critical reflection on praxis and also its content: nothing less than the Word of God. Brown delves next into the controversies and criticisms Gutierrez faces, especially the challenges from authorities in Rome. Finally, in act three, readers discover that in this particular drama, they too are "on stage" and must take part by reflecting on what this drama really means for them.

Liberation Theology and Its Critics

The book offers an historical overview, shows us what liberation theologians see as most distinctive in their work, addresses the biblical interpretations and major areas of theology stressed by liberation theologians, and discusses other ...

Liberation Theology and Its Critics

Author: Arthur F. McGovern

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1606088939

Page: 304

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From its beginnings, liberation theology has provoked a wide and diverse range of responses from a multitude of critics-theological, methodological, political, ecclesiastical. Liberation Theology and Its Critics is a comprehensive and systematic explication of these diverse criticisms, as well as a reasoned and rigorous defense of liberation theology. McGovern states his aim thus: to understand better the world of Latin America and the culture and conditions which prompt a liberation theology, while at the same time giving expression to some of the misgivings that many US Americans experience when reading about liberation theology. Liberation Theology and Its Critics begins by discussing the place of theology itself in liberation theology. The book offers an historical overview, shows us what liberation theologians see as most distinctive in their work, addresses the biblical interpretations and major areas of theology stressed by liberation theologians, and discusses other theologians' critiques. Next, McGovern explicates the use of social and political analysis in liberation theology, which has been one of the areas of particular controversy. He focuses on such issues as dependency theory, Marxism, class struggle, socialism, and the Nicaraguan revolution, addressing throughout the concerns raised by a range of critics, from the Vatican to Michael Novak. Finally, McGovern explores the role of the church and how liberation theology is lived out in practice. He examines base communities, ecclesiology, current political trends in Latin America, the varying status of liberation theology as well as its most recent developments. McGovern demonstrates that liberation theology encompasses a wide spectrum of theologians with different styles and emphases. It requires careful study, non-polemical debate, and an honest effort to present the views of both liberation theologians and their critics fairly. McGovern's book will be the benchmark against which subsequent work is measured.

The Future of Liberation Theology

The Future of Liberation Theology envisions a radical new direction for Latin American liberation theology.

The Future of Liberation Theology

Author: Ivan Petrella

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351889125

Page: 192

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The Future of Liberation Theology envisions a radical new direction for Latin American liberation theology. One of a new generation of Latin American theologians, Ivan Petrella shows that despite the current dominance of 'end of history' ideology, liberation theologians need not abandon their belief that the theological rereading of Christianity must be linked to the development of 'historical projects' - models of political and economic organization that would replace an unjust status quo. In the absence of historical projects, liberation theology currently finds itself unable to move beyond merely talking about liberation toward actually enacting it in society. Providing a bold new interpretation of the current state and potential future of liberation theology, Ivan Petrella brings together original research on the movement, with developments in political theory, critical legal theory and political economy to reconstruct liberation theology's understanding of theology, democracy and capitalism. The result is the recovery of historical projects, thus allowing liberation theologians to once again place the reality of liberation, and not just the promise, at the forefront of their task.

The Vitality of Liberation Theology

The story of the emergence and proliferation of liberation theology, as well as the opposition to this movement both within and without Latin America, is one of the most significant and lasting developments in Christianity since the last ...

The Vitality of Liberation Theology

Author: Craig L. Nessan

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621899829

Page: 174

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The Vitality of Liberation Theology argues for the ongoing necessity of a liberating theology in a world of endemic poverty and economic globalization. Although some have declared liberation theology's demise, or even its death, Nessan articulates the imperative and logic of it for a new generation. Latin American liberation theology burst forth as the most original and compelling theological movement from the developing world in the modern period. The story of the emergence and proliferation of liberation theology, as well as the opposition to this movement both within and without Latin America, is one of the most significant and lasting developments in Christianity since the last third of the twentieth century. Together with other forms of liberating theology from contexts of oppression in diverse parts of the world (anti-apartheid theology in South Africa and Namibia, Minjung theology in Korea, Dalit theology in India, or Palestinian liberation theology), Latin American liberation theology takes a prophetic stand against the hegemony of the status quo and joins league with other subaltern peoples in the cause of freedom from all forms of subjugation and oppression. The dawn of Latin American liberation theology inaugurated a new era in the global theological landscape.

Liberation Theology after the End of History

Daniel Bell assesses the impact of Christian resistance to capitalism in Latin America, and the implications of theological debates that have emerged from this.

Liberation Theology after the End of History

Author: Daniel Bell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134545827

Page: 224

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Daniel Bell assesses the impact of Christian resistance to capitalism in Latin America, and the implications of theological debates that have emerged from this. He uses postmodern critical theory to investigate capitalism, its effect upon human desire and the Church's response to it, in a thorough account of the rise, failure and future prospects of Latin American liberation theology.